Nepal (MAANP001) - Annual Report 2011
This report covers the period 1 January 2011 to 31 December 2011
Programme outcome The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is committed to support Nepal Red Cross Society (NRCS) in achieving the four strategic aims defined under its sixth development plan (2011-2015) through funding, technical support, advocacy, representation and coordination. The strategic aims under the sixth development plan are in line with Strategy 2020 to:
• Save lives, protect livelihoods and strengthen recovery from disaster and crisis.
• Promote safer, resilient and healthy communities.
• Promote social inclusion and a culture of non-violence and peace.
• Strengthen organizational governance and management capacity at all levels for better performance to reduce vulnerability.
2011 brought both challenges and opportunities for the humanitarian activities of Nepal Red Cross Society. On the one hand, the country continued to experience the uncertainty of the constitutional reform process and the declining economic conditions and increasing food prices, compounded by shortages of gas, electricity and fuel. A major earthquake affecting the eastern-most part of the country and unusually cold weather also required a scale up of emergency response activities, over and above the annual cycles of floods and landslides.
Nevertheless, following the annual conference of the national assembly of NRCS and the election of new central executive committee for a term of four years, NRCS has been pushing ahead to achieve the strategic aims of its Sixth Development Plan 2011-2015, including efforts re-engineer governance and management structures. Similarly, significant progress has been made in taking forward the programmes supported by the IFRC, despite the limited and delayed funding for implementation.